Laura's DogI can’t believe it has already been five weeks since school started, and we have three more weeks until spring break!! I have already had first tests in half of my classes, and they went pretty well! Now it is time to start studying for the next round of tests, which hopefully won’t be too bad.

This past month has been filled with birthdays, which made my February busy. Four of my friends (and my dog) have birthdays this month, so we would go out to dinner to celebrate each week. The good part is that each week I get cookies or cake! Last week I went to BJ’s to celebrate one of my friend’s birthday and we had Pizookies. If you have never had a Pizookie, then you are missing out. They are the best desserts ever. They are a cookie fresh out of the oven with ice cream on top, and they are amazing. It is the best study break.

The only bad thing about these birthdays was that I couldn’t go and visit my dog on his birthday. He lives back in my hometown with my mom and her dog. I would bring him to live with me, but he is a 110-pound Great Dane mix, so he wouldn’t like living in an apartment, especially when he is used to a house with a big backyard. I got him for my birthday when I was in 8th grade when he was a puppy, and this year he turned six years old! One of my friends, Caitlyn, who works with my mom, did send me a picture of him and played with him for me since I couldn’t be there. People sometimes laugh that I know my dog’s birthday, but he is like my kid, so of course I know it!

I am excited since I will be able to see him and the rest of my pets during spring break! Also I will see my family and friends and be able to celebrate Caitlyn’s birthday! I haven’t been able to go home since school started because of all the homework, or because I had something I had to do during the weekend. I am definitely looking forward to these next four weeks.